Mills Final Phase of Retirement
We announced on January 27, 2016 our plans for the final year of the Mills high performance computing cluster. The cluster was proposed to have a 5-year life span that would end in conjunction with the 2016 calendar year. On July 1, 2019 all compute nodes still online (had not failed) and /lustre/scratch file system were shutdown. The head node, /lustre/work, /archive and /home file systems have remained online well beyond the date of January 1, 2020 to facilitate archival of important data off Mills file systems.
Date of importance:
- July 2023: Mills head node and all file systems will be shutdown. All accounts will be deactivated and the mills-users google group will be removed.
All Mills users are urged to archive any remaining important data residing on file systems on Mills. As stated in the Mills End-of-Life Plan and Policies, IT has no plans to mass-migrate or provide retrieval of any data present in /lustre/work, /archive or home directories beyond July 2023.
Thank you to all the Mills cluster users who made Mills, the first high performance community cluster at the University of Delaware, a successful research platform and whose positive influence on the University has helped to build a HPC community.